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Hmm, you know that feeling you have when you're quite enjoying a book but are not totally mesmerised by it? Well, I'm having that with this novel. I was shocked to read about the story behind it - JKT wrote the novel in the 1960s but couldn't find a publisher. In despair, he killed himself. His mother was determined to get the novel published and eventually, she succeeded. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. How bittersweet to win a prestigious award posthumously. The novel is based in New Orleans and follows the fortunes of Ignatius Reilly, a spoilt, obese slob who finished university yea